Housing Rights for All
Promoting and Defending Housing Rights in the U.S.
The purpose or goal of human rights education is empowerment in order to bring about social
change. Many people who do not know their rights are more vulnerable to having them abused and may lack
the language and conceptual framework to
effectively advocate for them.
Education for and about human rights is essential; it can contribute to the building of free,
just, and peaceful societies. Human rights education is also increasingly recognized as an effective strategy to prevent
human rights abuses.
With this premise in mind, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
(COHRE) and NLCHP have developed this resource manual as a guide for housing rights activists in the United
States and for those interested in becoming involved in housing rights
issues, and/or for use as a resource during training programs.
The manual presents information, articles and activities
that address housing issues in the U.S.*This manual was updated as of November 5, 2007.*